Khushwant Singh is one of the best -known Indian writers of all times. He is one of the finest historians and novelists and an outstanding observer and social critic. His assessment and comparison of social and behavioral traits of people from India and the West is full of outstanding wit. He is considered as a realist and humanist in one and this picture of him is revealed in his work. His use of language is down-to-earth, realistic and often an exact translation of the Hindi or the Punjabi... Topics: Linguistic Innovation, Metonymy, Irony, Pidginization, Proverbs
The irony in A Farewell to Arms has been analyzed through the prism of ambiguity or paradox emphasizing a nihilistic interpretation. Unlike the existing approach, this study is to elucidate irony as a role to pursue a new vision of life, noting that the hero in this novel recognizes an absurd world and purifies his soul beyond unbearable limits. Søren Kierkegaard (1992) says that human beings can be spiritually matured by recognizing irony. [1, p504] This quote helps readers understand how the... Topics: Hemingway, Kierkegaard, Irony, Absurd Circumstances, Spiritual Maturity
LibriVox recording of That House I Bought; A Little Leaf From Life by Henry Edward Warner. Read in English by David Wales. This is a whimsical, entertaining, tongue in cheek narrative of the author’s purchase of a house, circa 1911. - Summary by david wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, irony, exaggeration, jole, jest
Basil Marceaux is back to battle the Sodomite Rino's as they fornicate with other dudes for shits and giggles. Only a sampling of the hypocrisy of the defenders of the faith as they anally deviate and attempt to impregnant manwhores set to original music released under Creative Commons Attribution license. Watch as the last line of defense against socialist annihilation throws their own credibilty out the window like a used terd smeared condom. Images used under fair usage clause of US... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: basil, marceaux, republican, gay, hypocrisy, irony, doom
Mark Twain comes face to face with his Conscience, in a life and death battle that gets resolved, in the end, by his complete victory over it. Topics: Twain, conscience, short story, Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens, irony, comedy
By taking the President out of context, I've put into context what he's been pushing since 9/11... and that's FEAR. This piece was re-contextualized from a speech Bush gave just before the invasion of Iraq, listing the weapons Saddam had stockpiled...a claim which turned out to be false. The irony here comes through Bush's doublespeak that says more about US than the former leader of Iraq. Quicktime Movie 03:36 Topics: bush, war, weapons, destruction, peace, saddam, iraq, fear, doublespeak, irony
LibriVox recording of Sohrab and Rustum: An Episode by Matthew Arnold. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland. A young soldier born among Tartars but sired by the mighty Persian lord Rustum, serves in the Tartar army, seeking his great father. To this end, he persuades his general to call a truce and arrange for him to challenge the Persians to single combat. Should he prevail, his father will learn his whereabouts and come to him, or so he thinks, for Sohrab is unaware that his mother, fearing... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, tragedy, Persia, dramatic, irony, father-son relationship, combat
Acoustic guitar and vocal w/ add'l guitar. Part of TK Major's blog/podcast project, A Year of Songs ( www.AYearofSongs.org ) Written for a "This Song Is About..." informal competition. Topics: song, repetition, compulsion, irony, self-reference, self-referential
Fiction. Humor, drama, drugs, sex, music, violence, sarcasm, irony. A slice of adventure from Denver in the mid-90's. Written while trapped in a cube in a trailer at a nuclear weapons factory each day for 10 hours with nothing to do but act like I was working, so I decided to write a story. Enjoy! Not for kids. Topics: Fiction, Humor, Drama, Drugs, Sex, Music, Violence, Sarcasm, Irony
Liberty's Message: The audio ministry of Liberty Church of Cosby, Tennessee: In this message, God delivers Moses so that Moses can someday deliver Israel from Egypt. Topics: Moses, Nile, Proper Child, Beautiful Child, Pharaoh, Irony
Visual and conceptual artist Packard Jennings talks about his work, through which he has reimagined and revisualized the world around us, shaking up our concepts and assumptions of how things are through humor and the reappropriation of pop culture imagery. Packard talks about his work which ranges from digital subversions to quiet mail-in actions to large scale, space interventions on billboards. He also speaks about work that gets made and that which doesn’t. This is part of a series... Topics: tactical urbanism, satire, irony, subvertising, adbusting, billboard alteration, messaging
On this very special 4th of July episode of The Llama & Panda Show, we talk about pet safety, strippers, sparklers, dopplegangers and more! Topics: humor, sex, sexuality, adult, women, orbislame, vitaminp, twitter, social, media, art, irony
Please watch: "The Courageous Life of Ida B. Wells #OrdinaryWomen" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ip-SEYvRTA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Marketers are increasingly using Retro Sexism to sell products. This form of advertising uses irony and humour as a way to distance itself from the sexist and/or racist representations and stereotypes they perpetuate. Retro Sexism (n.): Modern attitudes and behaviors that mimic or glorify sexist aspects of the past, often in an ironic way. More info and links... Topics: Youtube, video, People & Blogs, Retro Sexism, Advertising, Sexism, Racism, Irony, Humor, Bitch...
This paper starts from the premise that Sperber and Wilson's account of verbal irony is adequate and generalizable. It can be successfully extended to account for verbal irony in literary discourse by paying particular attention to the questions of attribution, recontextualization and attitude communication. The paper further argues that pragmatics of verbal irony should, however, combine this account with a consideration of the functions or effects for which this phenomenon is used in... Topics: ERIC Archive, Discourse Analysis, Drama, Foreign Countries, Irony, Oral Language, Pragmatics,...
Jehovah`s Witnesses, Watchtower Bible &Tract Society - 180 The Biggest Irony Of The Watchtower Cult Topics: Jehovah`s Witnesses, Watchtower Bible &Tract Society - 180 The Biggest Irony Of The Watchtower...